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  • McCunn, Ruthanne Lum (You-shang Tang, illustrator)
    PIE-BITER.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: Design Enterprises of San Francisco. (1983.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Based on the true story of a young boy, brought from China to work on building the trans-continental railroad, who grew from a skinny boy to a strong man by eating lots of pies, and thus earned the nickname Pie-Biter. When work on the railroads was finished, he learned how to run a pack-horse business, and after 15 years as a successful businessman in the Northwest, he finally returned to China INSCRIBED on the front endpaper by McCunn "For.... may you have the strength, ingenuity and humor of Pie-Biter - but not the appetite!" Illustrated by You-Shang Tang using a combination of Chinese and Western art techniques. American Book Award winner 1984. Oval format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-932538096.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated boards (prev owner's name) in a very good- dustjacket with a gold award sticker on the front cover.

    Book ID: 37210
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